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GAVI to provide cold chain facility to boost immunization coverage in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, March 13, 2024 (FBC) – Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) announced to provide a cold chain facility to boost immunization coverage in Ethiopia while GAVI’s Director of High Impact Countries Country Programmes Delivery, Dr. Tokunbo Oshin discussed with Ms. Semereta Sewasew, State Minister of Finance.

The discussion mainly highlighted co-financing requirements, the approved Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP), and financial accountability.

The two sides approved support to Ethiopia on the Cold Chain facility through which 18 million USD is expected to be provided by GAVI and 4 million USD is allocated as joint investment from the government in two years period.

Dr. Tokunbo mentioned that Ethiopia is one of the priority countries in terms of vaccine and vaccine-related supports for the last two decades and it has been honoring the co-financing obligation as required by GAVI for vaccine delivery and cash grants for immunization-related interventions in the country.

Semereta Sewasew affirmed that Ethiopia will remain consistent in terms of meeting the co-financing requirements to show the unwavering commitment of the government to invest on the implementation of the national immunization plan. Moreover, on behalf of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Finance appreciated GAVI for its valuable supports in the health sector.

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